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Published: 07/28/2006    print this story   email this story  

Kingston, N.H.




AROUND TOWN

Town government

The town is managed by a three-member Board of Selectmen, whose members each serve a three-year term. Chairman Charles Hart; members Peter Broderick and Mark Height. Selectmen's office is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon. Administrative Assistant Ann Sullivan, 603-642-3342. Selectmen meetings, Monday at 7 p.m. During the summer the board meets every other Monday. All boards, such as the Board of Adjustment, Planning Board, Recreation, Highway Safety and the Conservation Commission, meet at Town Hall.

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Taxes: The tax rate for 2005 was $19.10 per $1,000 valuation with a valuation rate of 84.4 percent. The rate for 2006 will be set by the state in the fall.

To license cars, dogs, etc.: Town Clerk-Tax Collector Bettie Ouellette will register your car, license your boat or dog, and help you get in touch with the right department. She is assisted by her deputy, Holly Ouellette, 603-642-3112.

To report a pothole: The Highway Department, Main Street, 603-642-8042. Road Agent Richard St. Hilaire and his crew maintain more than 50 miles of roads in town.

In emergencies: E911 is now in service.

The police station is located at the intersection of Main Street and Route 111. Chief Donald Briggs Jr. General information, 603-642-5742.

Kingston has two fire stations. Central Station is located at the corner of Main Street and Rockrimmon Road. Station 2 is located on Hunt Road. Chief Nelson (Bill) Seaman. General information, 603-642-3626.

Recreation: The Kingston Recreation Commission has a daily summer program for youngsters at Sanborn Regional High School. Information available from Chairman Aris Kapoulos. Committee member Donna Duddy, 603-642-3642.

Kingston State Park, free admission to Kingston residents. Residents must obtain a sticker from the town clerk's office.

YMCA Camp Lincoln, off Ball Road on the western side of Kingston Lake. Daily programs for area children. Rob Roy McGregor, executive director, 603-642-3361. ymcacamplincoln.com

Library: The Nichols Library is on the corner of Main Street and Depot Road. Year-round reading programs for all ages, including toddlers and young patrons. Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Library Director Andy Richmond, 603-642-3521. nichols.lib.nh.us

Recycling: Curbside trash pickup, includes recycling. Highway Department, Main Street, accepts waste motor oil the first Saturday of the month.

SCHOOLS

Private: Day care, nursery and kindergartens are private.

Public: Kingston shares a regional school system with Newton. The Bakie

School and Sanborn High are in Kingston. The Memorial Elementary and Sanborn Regional Middle schools are in Newton.

The D.J. Bakie School, Main Street, grades one to five, is across from the high school complex and the superintendent's office. Principal Donna Girard, 603-642-5272.

Sanborn Regional High School, 13 Church St., also known as the West Lawn. The school can be accessed from Main Street. Principal Gail Sudduth, 603-642-3341.

Sanborn Regional Middle School, grades six to eight, West Main Street, Newton. Principal Kathleen Laureti, 603-382-6226.

CHURCHES

Baptist: Maranatha Baptist Church, Mill Road, 603-642-4373.

Catholic: Mary, Mother of the Church, Amesbury Road, Newton, 603-382-6566. Masses: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m.

Congregational: First Congregational, Church Street, 603-642-7256. Sunday services, 8:45 and 10:30 a.m., childcare available. Rev. Dr. W. David Thomas, senior pastor. Aaron Goodro, associate pastor. Sunday school during services, ages preschool to kindergarten during the summer; ages preschool through high school, September through June.

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